David Burns

Dr David Burns leads Media Studies, a course he initiated in 2016. He has two decades of international higher education experience in colleges of architecture, art, and design. From 2009-2016, he was the founding director of Photography and Situated Media at the University of Technology Sydney. He holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, an MSc in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a BARCH from the University of Tennessee.

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Tutors for 2020-21

Ariel Caine

Dr Ariel Caine is an artist and researcher, whose practice focuses on the intersection of spatial (three-dimensional) photography, modelling and survey technologies and their operation within the production of cultural memory and national narratives. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London (2019) and is a researcher and project coordinator at the Forensic Architecture research agency. Ariel teaches, lectures, exhibits and publishes his work internationally.

Ibiye Camp

Ibiye Camp is an artist, her work engages postcolonial subjects, technology, and the built environment. She utilises architectural tools to create sound, video, accompanied by augmented reality and 3D objects. Ibiye studied her MA in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and BA (Hons) in Fine Art at University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Recently she has shown at the Triennale Milano, The State of the Art of Architecture, and The Sharjah Architecture Triennial titled Rights of Future Generations.

Kamil Dalkir

Kamil’s work and research centres around migration studies, non-western epistemologies and the human body. He explores these themes with architectural models, digital reconstruction and installation. He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Westminster, a Master’s degree in Robotics from King's College London and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Royal College of Art. He is currently studying for a PhD in Architecture at the Royal College, focusing on the Architecture of Law in the context of the migrant crisis.


Matthew Darmour-Paul

Matthew Darmour-Paul is an architectural researcher and designer based in London. His work explores architecture’s entanglement within political ecology, ruralisation, the physical infrastructure of the internet and the financialisation of nature. He’s worked for and with artists, architects and anthropologists on projects in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Matthew has a BA in Architecture from Iowa State University (USA) and holds an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art (UK).

Gabriella Hirst

Gabriella Hirst (she/her) is an artist. She was born and grew up on Gadigal land (also called Sydney, Australia) and is currently living between Berlin and London. She works primarily with moving image, performance, and with the garden as a site of critique and care. Gabriella's practice and research explores connections between various manifestations of capture - spanning plant taxonomies, landscape painting, art conservation and nuclear history. Gabriella holds an MFA in Fine Art Media from Slade school in London, and a degree from COFA and the IUAV in Venice. She is currently working on the 2020 ACMI/Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.


Mustapha Jundi

Mustapha Jundi is an architect, artist, and PhD candidate (Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London). His work encompasses the fields of design, visual culture and geography and his doctoral research investigates borders and extraction in the context of Lebanon. He holds an MArch from Yale University and was a fellow at Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace Program (2015-16). He was a part-time senior lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (2012-2018). Before co-founding apractice studio in Beirut (2009-2015), he was a designer at Weiss/Manfredi Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York City (2002-2009).


Keren Kuenberg

Keren Kuenberg is an architectural researcher and a curator. Her practice is situated at the intersection of the built environment, archives, exhibitions, and politics with an ongoing interest in shaping the outcome with various interactive formats. She’s worked for museums such as the CCA (Montreal), HKW (Berlin) and the Israel Museum (Jerusalem) as well as non-profit organizations and universities. She is interested in expanding how architecture knowledge is created, documented, understood, and presented to a wider public and exploring how politics and foreign affairs play a role in this.


Bahar Noorizadeh

Bahar Noorizadeh is filmmaker, writer, and platform designer. Her work has appeared in the Tate Modern Artists’ Cinema Program, DIS Art platform, Transmediale Festival, Berlinale Forum Expanded, and Geneva Biennale of Moving Images among others. Upcoming engagements include participation at the German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennial 2020. Noorizadeh’s current research examines Contemporary Art, finance and emerging technology via their shared speculative procedures, building on the notion of “Weird Economies” to precipitate a cross-disciplinary approach to economic futurism and post-financialization imaginaries. She is pursuing this as a PhD candidate in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London where she holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.


Mirna Pedalo

Dr Mirna Pedalo is a London-based architectural practitioner, researcher and scholar interested in the intersection of architecture, urban development and finance in post-conflict societies, particularly in the Western Balkans. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mirna has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and the UK. She recently completed a PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a recipient of the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2019 in the Cities and Community category.

Kelly Spanou

Kelly Spanou is an architectural researcher with an interest in the build environment, technology, and the body from a critical decolonial perspective. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the School of Communication (RCA), wherein she explores these themes in the context of museums, focusing on epistemological questions around the role that art exhibitions may play as sites of knowledge production. Kelly has a degree in Architecture (NTUA, Greece) and Information Experience Design (RCA). She has experience as a CGI artist and architectural visualiser. Her work has been exhibited in events such as RA Lates, London Design Festival, Jena FullDome International Festival, Sonar+D Festival.

Previous tutors

Ifor Duncan (2019)

Helene Kazan (2018-2020)

Kenzie Larsen (2018)

Matteo Mastrandrea (2016)

Maria Munk (2018)

Tania Lopez Winkler (2019)